If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
I'd pay between $50 and $100 for any flight over five hours, but for five hours or less I know I'm going to sleep 90% of it so I'd rather hang on to the money.
Even if I had $100 million burning a hole in my pocket I'd NEVER pay the $4000 markup for 1st class.
“Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”
Ich habe schon Pferde vor der Apotheke kotzen sehen.
If its a short flight like say 4 hours or less I go the cheapest possible- when Im at the counter I try to request an aisle seat near the emergency exit for more legroom since Im 6'3 but for long haul flights I bite the bullet and go business class, no way my back could stand a cramped seat for more than a few hours.